Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#2015YearofAdventure Wrap Up

Can you believe 2015 is fading out?

The Easiest Mercury Glass DIY Ever

I know what you're thinking: the world needs another Mercury Glass tutorial like you need a thumbtack in your foot, but this is seriously the easiest - I promise.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Everyday Decorating with Post-Holiday Clearance

I look forward to Post-Holiday Shopping the way most kids anxiously await Christmas morning.  
Like - I write wish lists and have trouble falling asleep the night before.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Quick & Easy Stocking Stuffers and a Few of my Favorite Things

You now have only FOUR days to get those stockings stuffed!
Here, let me help you with that.

Jewel Encrusted "Heirloom" Ornament DIY

Since her grand arrival in the world two years ago, my niece and I have established a few special traditions.  She isn't really aware of them yet, but I like to think she'll appreciate them in the years to come.  One of those traditions is the annual gift of a little itty bitty handmade Christmas ornament - less than 2" tall.  In a few years, maybe five or six, I'll surprise her with a tiny tree of her own to display in her bedroom and decorate with the miniature ornament collection. 

Classic Literature Book Club

“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”   - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Back in October, my amazing Aunt Jen loaned her timeshare to my Dad, Patrick, and I for a weekend in breathtaking Breckenridge.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fall Field Study

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” 
Jim Bishop